When did loneliness happen?
Did it just show up on your front porch one day, ring the bell, and make its way inside? Did it formally announce to you it was here to stay? Was there a particular date when it arrived?
Or was it more subtle than that? Did it skirt around you for awhile, deliberate in taking note of your preferences; glancing for opportunities to sneak into your life the minute you hadn’t filled it with activity?
How deliberate were you in extending an invitation? In allowing its entrance? Me? Oh, I really don’t remember anymore.
Whatever the case, somewhere along the way, I had to resign myself that it wasn’t going to go away. So I named it. Well, I just call it “The Sad.” By being able to tell others “The Sad” is always with me, it helps me not to feel so alone anymore.
This week’s writing challenge from Trifecta is quite DELIBERATE (and I deliberated on how to work in all forms of definitions, one way or another – – one ended up below the piece). However, for the challenge itself, Trifecta only accepts the 3rd definition, with the word in its exact form. So here’s what we’re after to deliberately meet this week’s challenge:
1: characterized by or resulting from careful and thorough consideration <a deliberate decision>
2: characterized by awareness of the consequences<deliberate falsehood>
3: slow, unhurried, and steady as though allowing time for decision on each individual action involved <a deliberate pace>
- Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
- You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
- The word itself needs to be included in your response.
- You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
- Only one entry per writer.
- If your post doesn’t meet our requirements, please leave your link in the comments section, not in the linkz.
- Trifecta is open to everyone. Please join us.
I would also deliberately encourage you to NEVER invite “The Sad” to reside with you. “The Sad” will work to convince you you don’t need friends, you don’t need help, and you don’t need to keep yourself from sinking further into despair. Deliberately tell “The Sad” it’s time for you to get a new set of friends.
DELIBERATELY FIGHT THE SAD – BY INVITING OTHERS INTO YOUR LIFE INSTEAD!